Staff have been left "distraught" after their school was targeted by vandals again.

The Downley School says teenagers were apparently caught on camera trying to break into the building and have damaged a marquee that was being used by year six pupils.

Sharing photos of the damage, a heartbreaking social media post said staff were "distraught", adding: "This is all too much now. Please help us catch them."

The school was last broken into in the early hours of April 26, when a group was spotted on CCTV at around 3.30am.

Concerned parents have set about trying to raise cash to replace the marquee or pay for an alternative for year six pupils to use.

So far, £165 has been raised out of a £500 goal.


In response to anger at the vandalism on social media from parents, the school said: "Thank you to everyone that has supported us.

"Today has shown that we really are in this together. Your kind words and actions mean so much, especially now.

"We hope these young people have not placed themselves or their families at risk."

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